Summer heat doesn't have to spell disaster for your lawn. With a little pampering, keeping your grass green and healthy is possible in even the hottest weather (in other words, our Florida summers). Discover these summer lawn care tips from McCall Service. We provide lawn care services in Tampa, FL and other nearby communities.
Keep It Hydrated
Watering the right way is one of the keys to maintaining lush, green grass. An inch to an inch-and-a-half is a good guideline for weekly watering. When the weather really heats up, increase your water output to two inches; any more than this can cause damage to the grass. Heavy watering is an essential lawn care function because it encourages root growth. Ensure maximum absorption by watering early in the morning or late in the evening when the chance for evaporation decreases.
Make the Cut
One of our favorite summer lawn care tips is actually the simplest. Keep your grass a little bit longer – preferably 3 1/2 to 4 inches long – to promote root growth. Taller grass actually encourages development of beneficial microbes and discourages weed growth. At least three inches is ideal, but you can go as short as two inches if you can't stand looking at longer grass.
Get Professional Help
Many homeowners put off important lawn chores because they lack the time, energy, or equipment. Hiring a pro to perform a variety of tasks could save your lawn this summer. If you don't want to rent a spreader for the all-important task of fertilization, consider contacting McCall Service. Our six yearly treatments also provide the following:
- Pest control
- Weed control
- Turf disease protection
- Customized treatment plans
We can help protect your lawn from a number of threats so you can focus on enjoying your summer.
Get McCall’s Lawn Care Help
Don't leave the health of your grass to chance. Follow these summer lawn care tips to enjoy the beauty of a flourishing lawn. The health of your lawn is easily within reach when you perform routine maintenance the right way and enlist the help of local professionals for more complicated or time-consuming tasks. Count on McCall Service, serving the Tampa, FL area, for all your lawn care needs.